'A relatively static picture': UK supermarkets stock fractionally more plastic in 2019 than two years prior

Cecilia Keating
clock • 5 min read

Campaigners accuse supermarkets of 'treading water' on plastic pollution, while pressure builds on MPs to accept amendmends to Environment Bill that would see the UK adopt legally-binding plastics reduction targets

The UK's leading supermarkets produced more plastic in 2019 than they did two years prior, according to findings published today that suggest the flurry of plastic strategies and targets unveiled by chains...

To continue reading this article...

Join BusinessGreen

  • Enjoy exclusive news, insights and analysis from Europe’s leading source of information on the green economy and business.
  • Make smart, responsible business decisions with an eye on the latest regulatory and tech development
  • Tap into our extensive archive of exclusive articles, news, analysis and guide
  • Access to our new BusinessGreen intelligence service, providing you with
  • > Exclusive in-depth case studies
  • > Policy briefings, white papers and reports on market trends that are shaping the direction of the net zero transition
  • Our overnight briefing, expertly curated help you run a competitive and sustainable business
  • Online and interactive meetings with BusinessGreen’s editors to discuss the crucial stories and trends from the past month

Choose from 3 paid membership levels or start a 7-day no strings trial.

Join nowTry 7 day trial

 

Already a BusinessGreen member?

Login

More on Waste

Evian serves up re-fillable mineral water for tennis fans at Wimbledon

Evian serves up re-fillable mineral water for tennis fans at Wimbledon

Waste saving initiative follows successful pilot last year where players were offered Evian water refills on court

clock 25 June 2024 • 3 min read
John Lewis unveils 'circular' clothing and bedding collection

John Lewis unveils 'circular' clothing and bedding collection

Retailer says 20-piece collection is designed to minimise waste and maximise product longevity

Cecilia Keating
clock 24 June 2024 • 2 min read
Pact including Coca-Cola, Nestlé moves 2025 plastic reduction goals to 2030

Pact including Coca-Cola, Nestlé moves 2025 plastic reduction goals to 2030

The absence of federal standards is hindering the progress of the US Plastics Pact, according to the group

Elsa Wenzel, GreenBiz.com
clock 14 June 2024 • 5 min read